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Malta Gaming Authority suggests major reforms to gaming legal framework
In a White Paper published today, the MGA seeks to repeal all existing legislation and replace it with the Gaming Act, which would strengthen the organization.
07/12/2017

This Week in Gambling: News from Indiana, Pennsylvania and the US Attorney General
What a week for online gambling news! The U.S. Attorney General has made a major decision on internet betting. Plus, fantasy sports news out of Indiana as we wait for online gambling to move forward in Pennsylvania.
07/11/2017

US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will examine the state's case to bring legalized sports betting to its casinos and racetracks, prohibited now under the 25-year-old Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that could be found unconstitutional.
06/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: News from the US, the UK and Belgium
This week, J. Todd reports on several online gambling and fantasy sports stories from the U.S., including a major development for FanDuel and DraftKings. Also, he examines significant changes from the U.K. Gambling Commission that will affect licensees.
06/26/2017

American Sports Betting Coalition launches campaign to repeal PASPA
The coalition aims to end the 25-year-old federal ban known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits sports betting outside of Nevada.
06/13/2017

Pennsylvania House says 'yes' to online gambling
On 7 June, the state's House passed an amended version of HB 271 that would allow for video gaming terminals at certain properties.
06/08/2017

Massachusetts takes another step toward legalizing online gambling
An omnibus approach suggested by the state's special commission could pave the way for iGaming legislation in the future.
06/07/2017

Illinois Senate approves last-minute online gambling and DFS bill
After being approved by the Senate on Wednesday night with a 42-10 vote, HB 479 will undergo another vote when the House reconvenes on 8 June.
06/01/2017

Pennsylvania moves closer to legalizing online gambling
House Bill 271 passed the Senate with a 38-12 vote, following two other successful votes on Tuesday, and will likely be taken up in the House in June.
05/24/2017

This Week in Gambling: The US sports betting situation
This week in gambling, there's been a lot of talk about legalizing sports betting in the U.S., even if that reality is a long way off. But public opinion seems to be in favor, and the state of New Jersey is leading the charge to change the laws.
05/16/2017

David Pemberton appointed UK Gambling Commission Chief Operating Officer
The role will involve the overseeing of the regulator's corporate services, including Human Resources, finance, IT, planning and risk.
05/10/2017

US Attorney announces compensation program for Absolute Poker victim players
Garden City Group has been authorized by the Southern District of New York to accept and process claims for former Absolute Poker players and announces payments of more than $118 Million to date.
04/10/2017

Top 10 US states to watch for iGaming legislation in 2017
Legalizing online gambling is never easy, which is why we have to hand it to these 10 states for even <i>trying.</i> Whether their attempts will be successful remains to be seen, but we're optimistic.
03/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: The truth of Affiliate Edge and AffPower?
This week, J. Todd extends his coverage of the situation between Affiliate Edge and AffPower. He also recaps what has transpired in the wake of these accusations. Plus, a look at what really happened in Australia this past week.
03/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: News from Europe and the US
This week, J. Todd covers online gambling news from the Czech Republic and Switzerland, as well as takes a look at what's happening in the U.S. Plus, what would a show be without an update on GVC Holdings?
03/13/2017

Pennsylvania online gambling debate continues during legislative hearing
During a joint hearing between the state's House and Senate, fifteen witnesses discussed the potential advantages -- or drawbacks -- of online gambling legalization and regulation.
03/08/2017

APCW Perspectives: ActiveWins drives the getaway car
We had been hopeful that ActiveWins would follow through on their discussions with us, and take a proper course of action with regard to their affiliate partners. However, all hopes were dashed as they chose instead to profit from the enterprise they are party to with GVC Holdings.
02/27/2017

New York online poker bill back on track
A bill that would legalize and regulate internet poker passed the Senate Gaming Committee by a 11-0 vote on Tuesday and now moves to the Finance Committee for a vote.
02/16/2017

This Week in Gambling: New York wants online poker
Last year, the Empire State came very close to passing online poker legislation. That bill has returned for 2017. We also look at the continuing fight for online gambling in Pennsylvania and fantasy sports regulation in the U.S. and Europe, plus some issues with the NFL's move to Las Vegas.
02/08/2017

This Week in Gambling: Industry threats and Jeff Sessions
This week in gambling, the threat to the online gambling industry in the U.S. is growing as the inauguration of Donald Trump draws near. We also take a look at Trump's nomination for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and the impact that could have on internet betting.
01/19/2017

APCW Perspectives: Something wicked this way comes
If you were wondering how the transition to the Trump administration is going to affect online gambling, then you may be looking at some bad news on the horizon. This week, J. Todd looks at what Trump's attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions, has to say about the industry. He also covers news from Portugal and Australia.
01/16/2017

Philip Davies MP to call for reponsible gaming improvements at ICE 2017
The Chairman of the U.K. Parliament's All Party Betting & Gaming Group, will deliver a keynote at the Annual Regulators' Lunch, part of the World Regulatory Assembly agenda at the world's largest gaming B2B show.
01/13/2017

This Week in Gambling: Online gambling and terrorism
This week in gambling, after years of critics claiming the industry has links to terrorism, a Congressional report has been released on the subject. The two-year study sheds light on how internet gambling is linked to terrorist organizations. . . and not everyone will like what it says.
01/10/2017

APCW Perspectives: Holiday cheer and gambling bribes
We close out 2016 with stories involving gambling bribes in the U.S., takeover rumors from the U.K., internet blocking out of Canada and more gambling trouble down in Australia.
12/19/2016

This Week in Gambling: The Gambling Grinch
This week in gambling, it's getting time to say goodbye to 2016, so we're looking back at Sheldon Adelson's latest attempt to push his RAWA agenda. He's spent a lot of time and money trying to ban online gambling in the U.S. Even though this Grinch failed quite miserably so close to Christmas, we all have a feeling he'll be back in 2017.
12/14/2016

This Week in Gambling: Will Trump ban online gambling?
This week in gambling, it has come to light that Attorney Generals from ten states have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking them to ban online gambling in America.
12/07/2016

Top 10 Casino City storylines from 2016
What do eSports, political betting and paid parking have in common? They're all part of a surprising year in the gambling industry. Casino City has gathered together ten of the top story lines from 2016.
12/05/2016

This Week in Gambling: NETELLER and Skrill abandon 100 markets
This week in gambling, online payment processors NETELLER and Skrill have stopped processing gambling transactions in 100 markets globally, leaving countless players searching for alternate payment solutions. Also, Sheldon Adelson has more plans for online gambling.
11/30/2016

APCW Perspectives: Trouble down under
Some online gambling news breaks out of Australia, where its own version of UIGEA is taking shape. Additional stories include New Jersey's last attempt to change the sports betting laws in America, and some news from former Amaya CEO David Baazov.
11/21/2016

APCW Perspectives: Gambling policies, currencies and matrimony
This week, the political environment for the German market changed and a potential threat in Italy appeared. Also, as old mergers wrap up, interesting new ones unfold.
11/07/2016

Poker Players Alliance calls on PA's Senate to enact iGaming legislation
The Poker Players Alliance made a statement last week reacting to the Pennsylvania House's vote on the local share tax bill that included language supporting iGaming, urging the Senate to take the next step.
11/02/2016

Pennsylvania online gambling bill passes House vote
HB 1887, which would regulate daily fantasy sports and online gambling in the state, was passed 110-71 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. Now it awaits a vote from the Senate.
10/27/2016

Pennsylvania online gambling ruling remains uncertain
Though hearings held by the House Oversight Gaming Committee on 18-19 October were overwhelmingly positive, the fate of HB 2150 in the hands of the Senate isn't clear.
10/19/2016

This Week in Gambling: Online gambling's wild ride in Pennsylvania
This week in gambling, it's been an up and down ride for online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania. Will they ever regulate the industry? Also, gambling news from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and New Jersey.
07/15/2016

Pennsylvania House of Representatives OKs gambling bill
The bill approved Tuesday by the House of Representatives will regulate daily fantasy sports, permit slot machines at off-track betting parlors and airports, and authorize online casino games and poker. If cleared by the Senate, the bill would need the support of Gov. Tom Wolf before Pennsylvania could become one of the few states to regulate online gambling.
06/29/2016

This Week in Gambling: Nevada fantasy sports, California poker & Pennsylvania online gambling
This week in gambling, we discuss online poker news from California, New York and Pennsylvania. Plus, fantasy sports news from Nevada and New York.
06/28/2016

This Week in Gambling: Online poker in New York State
This week in gambling, online poker seemed all but done in New York, until a bill went to the State Assembly. Also, Las Vegas gets a professional sports team.
06/21/2016

Michigan moves forward with bill to regulate online poker
Time constraints make it difficult for the Senate to vote on the bill before June 16, but it's in a favorable position. The bill states that online gambling licenses will be limited to tribal casinos and Michigan casinos already in ownership of a license.
06/09/2016

This Week in Gambling: RAWA rises from the dead
This Week in Gambling, Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of Americas Wire Act, or RAWA, has returned from the dead. Should online gamblers be worried? Also, gambling news from Pennsylvania and New York.
06/07/2016

New York Senate Finance Committee advances bill to license and regulate online poker
The Poker Players Alliance applauds the action and, starting today, will run a series of digital advertisements to remind state lawmakers that regulation can and should happen this year.
06/03/2016

First interactive gaming system for The Bahamas certified by Gaming Laboratories International
The global leader in online systems and iGaming testing proudly announces its success as the first registered independent test laboratory to certify a Gaming House Operator's full interactive gaming system under the new Bahamian gaming legislation.
06/02/2016

This Week in Gambling: Full Tilt merges with PokerStars
This Week in Gambling, Full Tilt has finally merged with PokerStars.com. Plus, J. Todd discusses the recent U.S. legislative committee hearing on daily fantasy sports, and RAWA's comeback in the form of a new bill.
05/19/2016

Amaya CEO pleads not guilty to securities charges
Amaya CEO David Baazov and his associates have filed written pleas of not guilty to the insider trader charges levied against them in March.
05/04/2016

Amaya CEO charged with insider trading
CEO David Baazov denied any wrong doing regarding his company's purchase of PokerStars and Full Tilt back in 2014 and said he believes today's charges are without merit.
03/23/2016

PokerStars to officially launch in New Jersey in March
The world's largest poker site will make its entry into the U.S. regulated online gaming market on Monday, March 21.
02/25/2016

New Jersey sports betting case goes back to court
A decision by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals isn't expected until late spring, but early indications are that the Garden State will once again fall short in its bid to legalize sports betting.
02/17/2016

PredictIt aims to find out if political bettors could be more accurate than pollsters
With one day left before the New Hampshire primaries, the candidates won't be the only ones hoping they come out on top in the polls. Thousands of traders on PredictIt, a political betting exchange, also have skin in the game.
02/08/2016

PPA commends New York Senate Committee for passage of online poker legislation
The Poker Players Alliance has more than 40,000 activists in New York.
02/03/2016

New York advances online poker bill
Sen. John Bonacic’s S5302-B online poker bill is now in the hands of the Senate Finance committee, which has yet to set a hearing date.
02/02/2016

Hawaii Attorney General rules DFS constitutes illegal gambling
The Department of the Attorney General is weighing next steps, including civil or criminal enforcement, consistent with its opinion.
01/27/2016

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